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Blog Posts in October, 2013

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  • Appellate Court Affirms $5 Million Verdict for Misdiagnosis Resulting in Amputation
    Appellate Court Affirms $5 Million Verdict for Misdiagnosis Resulting in Amputation

    The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict that found that a misdiagnosis resulted in the loss of the plaintiff’s legs and awarded her $5 million. The defendants argued on appeal in Howland v. ...

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  • Australian Midwife in Hiding Ordered to Pay $6.6 Million to Family Whose Son Suffered a Birth Injury
    Australian Midwife in Hiding Ordered to Pay $6.6 Million to Family Whose Son Suffered a Birth Injury

    This past month, an Australian midwife was ordered to pay $6.6 million (Australian) in damages to a family whose son was left with severe physical and intellectual disabilities after a home birth gone ...

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  • Verdict in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Includes Apportionment of Fault Between Doctor and Hospital
    Verdict in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Includes Apportionment of Fault Between Doctor and Hospital

    A doctor’s handwriting, combined with a hospital pharmacy’s failure to notice an erroneous prescription, caused a patient’s death, according to a jury in San Antonio, Texas. The family of a woman who ...

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  • A Controversial New Study Claims That Late-Term Premature Babies Face Major Socioeconomic Disadvantages Throughout Their Lives
    A Controversial New Study Claims That Late-Term Premature Babies Face Major Socioeconomic Disadvantages Throughout Their Lives

    A controversial new study has found that babies considered to be “late-term preemies,” or babies born between four to six weeks early, may suffer socioeconomic disadvantages for the rest of their ...

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  • New Study Links Maternal High Blood Pressure to High Levels of Air Pollution
    New Study Links Maternal High Blood Pressure to High Levels of Air Pollution

    It turns out that for pregnant women, one of the best ways to avoid pre-eclampsia — or maternal hypertension — may be living in an area with low levels of air pollution. A new study out of the ...

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  • UK Family Wins £4 Million After Medical Errors Cause Daughter's Serious Brain Injury
    UK Family Wins £4 Million After Medical Errors Cause Daughter's Serious Brain Injury

    The recent case of a girl in the United Kingdom highlights the serious harm that can come from birth injuries caused by preventable medical errors. Earlier this month, Hollie McDowall’s family was ...

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